June Playlist

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
If you're in need of some new music to get your soul dancing again, here's an hour of awesomeness to get you started! I've had so many favourite songs this month, so I had such a hard time cutting it down to just these ones!

All I Wanna Do- Martin Jensen. This song is just so addictive! If you listen too hard to the lyrics it gets maybe a bit creepy, but hey, it's got a good beat!

Close- Nick Jonas, Tove Lo. 

I Wanna Know- Alesso, Nico & Vinz. Sounds best played really loud in the car whilst singing along as loud as possible. Trust me, I know!

On My Own- Chris Holsten, Rat City.

Into You- Ariana Grande.

The Ocean- Mike Perry, Shy Martin.

Sex- Cheat Codes, Kris Kross Amsterdam. 

Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)-Matoma. Yes, I actually included a song from the Angry Birds movie-please don't judge me! I promise it's the most cheerful song you've ever heard and it always puts me in such a good mood!

Stick Around- Akon, Matoma. 

Find Love- Matoma, dboy. Noticing a theme here? I may have been a little bit obsessed with Matoma this month!

Sing Me To Sleep-Alan Walker.

Insecure- Shane.

A Little Too Much- Shawn Mendes. This one doesn't quite fit the vibe of the rest of this playlist, but I'm honestly so in love with this song. I swear it healed my soul when I first heard it, it just makes me feel so happy! Definitely give it a listen if you've been finding life a bit of a struggle lately!

Under You- Nick Jonas. I'm basically addicted to the whole of Nick Jonas' new album, it's so good!

Walls- Kretsen, OMVR.

Be As You Are JordanXL Remix- Mike Posner.

Your Type- Carly Rae Jepsen. 

That's it for this month's playlist-as always, you can find it on Spotify here!

I hope you all had a wonderful June! What songs have you been loving lately? Do you have any amazing adventures planned for July?
Kate x

Op Shop Haul

Friday, 24 June 2016

Hey guys! So anyone who knows me also knows about my huge passion for op shopping. It's been one of my favourite things to do for years and I seem to have a knack for finding some great pieces! Recently I've scored quite a few awesome bargains, so I thought I'd share them with you all. This was my first time taking outfit photos, so do let me know what you guys think! 

I'm fairly sure I only payed $4 for each of these pieces at two different op shops, but look how perfectly they go together! The top is the perfect length to go with this skirt, and it's just so comfy-it's really easy to match with a lot of outfits. I've also been wanting a maxi skirt for ages, it's really hard to find one that actually fits me as I'm quite short, so I was super excited when I found this one and it fitted! There's just something about a maxi skirt that makes me feel so cute and put-together! 

The bottom hem of this dress makes me think of Tinkerbell! This dress just fits me perfectly and I can't wait to wear it paired with a red lipstick and some cute heels! I think I payed about $7 for it, which I though was pretty reasonable considering it fits me so well and is also really good quality.

This blue shirt is my favourite for a more casual day, I've worn it a couple of times with 3/4 length leggings and I really love it! It's so comfortable and I really like the length of the sleeves as well. The skirt is actually an op shop find as well, but I've had it for quite a while so I have no idea how much I payed for it. 

The same skirt with a new top... this is definitely a going-out sort of outfit! I really love the colours in this top though, and I think it could look really cool with some sparkly silver accessories. I'm pretty sure I only payed $3.50 for this shirt, what a bargain! 

I saved my favourite piece for last of course... I'm totally in love with this red dress! I can't quite believe that I only payed $4 for it-I was definitely winning at life the day I bought it! There's something about a red dress that just gives me so much confidence and I absolutely can't wait to wear this!

So that's it for all my recent op shop finds. It's been a goal of mine to get my face on my blog a little bit more and to start doing some outfit kind of posts so I'd love to know what you thought of this! 
Wishing you all a day of happiness and sunshine, wherever you are in the world! 
Kate x

Book Review- A Love That Never Tires

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Well, after my last post talking about how excited I was to get back to blogging, I ended up stuck in bed with a horrible virus for a few days! So sadly I don't have any exciting adventures of my own to update you all on, but I do have a new book review today! After all, what's a girl to do when sick in bed other than read an entire book in one day??

'A Love That Never Tires' follows the adventures of 20 year old Linley, the daughter of a famous archaeologist and explorer. Linley shuns the standards set for women at this time in history, choosing to join her father on his expeditions rather than join in the many balls and events that the rest of the women her age are attending. However, when she meets handsome and well-connected Patrick Wolford, the Marquess of Kyre, both of their worlds are about to be turned upside down!

1. It has a strong female lead who holds her own and doesn't just tag along or submit to what the rest of the world wants her to be. Linley is a thoroughly capable, funny and endearing character who I was really able to identify with. She doesn't let a man get in the way of her life dreams and is very faithful to her family, which are qualities that can be hard to find in a lot of romance novels. Yay for strong female characters who can kick the butt of whoever tries to tell them what to do!

2.This book embodies the spirit of adventure and you get to follow the characters in their travels all over the world. A lot of the book is played out in Morocco and India-wouldn't we all love to have a life of travelling and exploring all these foreign countries like Linley and her team get to?

3.It felt more like a 'real' romance. The book was classified as an Edwardian romance, so I was expecting it to be quite fluffy. I was pleasantly surprised however, as it really wasn't. I think this was partly because of Linley's character and the fact that she refused to stay in any box that society tried to put her in, which made for a very interesting series of events! Linley and Patrick faced some very realistic challenges which I really enjoyed seeing them work out in their own, somewhat unusual, way.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys adventures all over the globe mixed in with a very believable love story!
What have you guys been reading lately? What should I read next?
Kate x

A Little Life Update

Saturday, 11 June 2016
I'm back, guys! Exams are finally done and I couldn't be happier to be free again! I apologise profusely for disappearing for so long, but yknow, sometimes uni just has to come first.

My exams went alright-I've had a bit of a yucky semester with a big breakup and a lot of changes going on in my life, so I can't say that my focus was the best it's ever been. I'm just glad to put this semester behind me and move onwards and upwards! I can't believe that at the end of this year I'm going to be halfway through my degree-half a doctor! It's terribly exciting and completely terrifying all at the same time!

In other news, it's officially winter here in Australia now, meaning the temperature has occasionally dropped below 25 degrees and I actually wore a jumper the other day! So far we've just been having so many clear, sunny but slightly cool days which is so lovely! 

I have a few new songs that I absolutely adore at the moment which I thought I'd share with you guys! I've been loving songs with a bit more of a relaxed vibe recently, I've put my 'Chill' playlist up on Spotify so feel free to go check that out here! A few of my current faves are:
Like Real People Do by Hozier
Best Fake Smile and When We Were On Fire by James Bay
Insecure by Shane (I'm listening to this right at this moment haha!)
Only Love and Old Pine by Ben Howard
Mess Is Mine and Straight Into Your Arms by Vance Joy
I hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as I have been, I've been listening this playlist over and over lately!

I'm currently reading 'The Well at The World's End' by A.J. Mackinnon. I started it yesterday and am already up to Chapter Seven! This is the second book of his that I've read, I really love the quirky, witty style of his writing and the spirit of adventure that infuses all his stories. I'll keep you updated but I'm really enjoying this book so far!

I think that's about it for now, I won't bore you all with any more little details! I have a week to just chill out now before I drive home next weekend, so I'm planning on doing a lot of reading, catching up with friends and maybe a cheeky little bit of shopping too! Oh, and blogging of course! 

Sending you all lots of love and light! 
Kate x